Sir Walter Scott says, “These personal and scandalous libels,
carried to excess in the reign of Charles II., acquired the name of
lampoons from the burden sung to them: Lampone, lampone, camerada
lampone'- Guzzler, guzzler, my fellow guzzler.” (French, lamper, to guzzle.) Sir Walter obtained his information from Trevoux.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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